The Fierce & The Dead came about from a recording experiment that was initially intended for Matt's second solo album, but it started to grow legs and arms and evolved into its own animal. They just feed it now and then and it spits noise back out.
Their first EP 'Part 1' (one 19 minute long song) came out in 2010 to unexpected critical acclaim. They released their full length debut 'If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe' in May 2011, it features 10 tracks and guest saxophone performance from Terry Edwards. It is dedicated to the memory of close friend Dan Wilson who passed away during the recording of the album.
The band have played a string of live dates at the end of 2011 and have also recorded a new e.p, entitled On VHS, released on March 26th 2012. The e.p. was critically acclaimed and has seen the band perform show around London over the summer of 2012. In October the band toured the UK as part of theProg Magazine endorsed 'Stabbing A Dead Horse Tour' with Knifeworld and Trojan Horse which finished on sold out show at The Lexington in London.
A new album is currently being written and studio time has been booked for spring 2013. Currently slated for an Autumn release the album will be backed up by a string of live dates around the country and Europe. This will be the first TFATD album to be released through Bad Elephant Music, the label who signed the band up in early 2013.
Matt, Kev and Stuart have played together on and off in various guises for over 10 years as well as performing with other bands and as solo artists. With several live dates booked the band welcomed a new member but an old friend, Steve Cleaton, on guitar, keyboards and fx.
Matt Stevens currently has a successful career as a solo guitarist utilising live looping technology to create as big a noise as he can using as few instruments as possible. His third solo album (featuring members of TFATD) called Relic, received widespread critical aclaim.
Kev Feazey has worked as an audio engineer, producer and musician for several years now. He has worked with artists ranging from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Lydia Lunch and The Duke Spirit. He is also currently playing bass for The Murder Barn.
Stuart Marshall is a busy drummer performing in many projects from surf rock movers The Manta Wrays to his latest band The Watford Sunsets. He learnt his trade in hardcore bands such as Dereks Experiment and Freebase.
Steve Cleaton has been mostly looking at the sky for the last five or six years. A natural talent, Steve is now a full time member of TFATD bringing his own slant and writing skills to the band.